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Best Season:

Sept - May


Summer 15 to 36°C, Winter 4 to 24°C

Best Season / Best time to visit Shillong

Shillong has a cool climate all through the year and can be visited any time of the year. But the best season is from September to May
  • Winters (November to February) are freezing and minimum temperature reaches 2°C. Fog formations are common during winter. The period is ideal for honeymooning.
  • Summers (March to June) experience a maximum temperature of 24°C and a minimum temperature of 15°C. This time is good for enjoying sightseeing and adventure activities.
  • Monsoons (June to September) offers average to heavy rainfalls sometimes accompanied by heavy winds. Most people don’t prefer visiting in rainy season, but the time is perfect for enjoying waterfalls and scenic environs of the place.
The weather is pleasant during October and is best suited for sighting attractions and natural beauty of the place. Summers are pleasant which makes it suitable for all types of tourist activities. Winters can be very cold and is ideal for holidaying and honeymooning.

Month-wise Shillong Weather

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun Jul Aug Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
July is not the best month to visit Shillong.
Weather: Rainy
The monsoon season continues and the region is prone to heavy rainfalls with dampening weather. Long duration of rains can be a cause of annoyance to the tourists and is not the most ideal time for outdoor activities. There will be very little blue sky during the month. However, seasonal waterfalls and multi-colored flowers of the place can be best enjoyed during monsoons.
Month Climate Details
Jan
Very Cold
The month is pretty cold with chilly nights. Light woolens are required and extra care should be taken if travelling with kids or old people. The time is favorable for sightseeing as well as indulging in various adventure sports.
Feb
Moderately Cold
The place experience moderate cold weather in February. The climate is suitable for holidaying and honeymooning. Sighting attractions can also be enjoyed. Days are pleasant but nights can get cold, hence light woolens are recommended.
Mar
Pleasant
Temperatures are comfortable and pleasant. It is in fact the best time for sightseeing. The climate is ideal for outdoor activities and taking up sightseeing tours. The nature is also very beautiful during the month and is perfect for a family holiday.
Apr
Pleasant
The mercury starts to rise but is still in the comfortably hot range. The sky remains blue with a few white patches. The sun shines through but the cool breeze offers cool atmosphere. It is an ideal month for fishing and visiting the famous attractions of the place.
May
Moderately Hot
Due to its location on a high elevation, Shillong experiences sub-tropical climate with mild summers. The heat during the day may get a bit uncomfortable but evenings are cool and pleasant. There are lot of blue skies and plenty of sunshine. On an average, the climate is mild warm making it suitable for sightseeing and various adventurous activities.
Jun
Moderately Hot
The month starts with plenty of blue skies but during the middle of the month, monsoon will hit the region. This is the second wettest month of the year and might rain for long duration, causing inconvenience to the travellers. The weather is comfortable and this period is recommended for enjoying waterfalls and lush greenery of the place.
Jul
Rainy
The monsoon season continues and the region is prone to heavy rainfalls with dampening weather. Long duration of rains can be a cause of annoyance to the tourists and is not the most ideal time for outdoor activities. There will be very little blue sky during the month. However, seasonal waterfalls and multi-colored flowers of the place can be best enjoyed during monsoons.
Aug
Rainy
The rainy season continues in full vigor and it will rain often and sometimes for long periods. On the plus side, the temperature drops back to levels that are more comfortable. This time is best suited for rain lovers and nature enthusiasts. It is also an ideal month for enjoying waterfalls in full flow.
Sep
Pleasant
The heavy rains have subsided but occasional showers for short duration are common in September. The actual monsoon has passed away blowing a new life into the natural greens. It is a beautiful time for sightseeing; however irregular rainfalls can sometimes cause inconvenience.
Oct
Pleasant
The official tourists season for Shillong begins from this month and it can get a bit crowded. Rainfalls have completely stopped and the sun shines profoundly. Weather is very pleasing and is good time for various adventure activities and sightseeing trips.
Nov
Moderately Cold
The mercury starts to dip, and the climate becomes a bit cold. Days are quite pleasing with sunshine while nights can be cold. The sky is mostly blue but there is still plenty of passing white cloud. It is an ideal month for enjoying sighting attractions and indulging in adventurous activities. Winters will enter the region from the end of this month.
Dec
Very Cold
Temperature starts to fall, making the days cool and nights chilly. Woolen garments are recommended during the evenings and nights. A good time for sightseeing and various outdoor activities. The sky will be a mixture of cloud and blue and the sunshine keeps the temperature in the comfortable zone.

Events & Festivals in Shillong

  • Diwali (October), New Year and Christmas (December) are important festivals celebrated in Shillong.

Weather Graph for Shillong

Shillong monthly temperature and rainfall averages
Note: These are average maximum and average minimum temperature for Shillong . The highest temperature in Shillong for the month is usually higher than the average maximum temperature. Similarly, the lowest temperature in Shillong for the month is usually lower than the average minimum temperature.
Comments (60) Reviews (14)
I will be visiting Shillong after a gap of 20 years. Being a doctor in USA for last 15 years, it would be great to see St Edmunds and meet friends and seniors like Mukul Sangma who is the Chief Minister now.Just heard that Mukul Sangma is diagnosed with 3rd stage cancer.Hope his speedy recovery and I personally invite him to USA which has the best cancer hospitals in the ...more
Posted by T Saikia 1 year, 36 days ago
i want to visit at shillong on 10 October.please give me budget and side map
Posted by sujit bhar 1 year, 46 days ago
can u send me the wheather forecast for the whole month of may,2013
Posted by sush 1 year, 48 days ago
why cant it be sunny today
Posted by clare.ralte 1 year, 2 months ago
ive already booked my tickets from delhi to guwahati and want to visit shillong from 1st june to 15 th june with my family what do u advice to me
Posted by nitish 1 year, 4 months ago
I want to visit Shillong in November'13. Will it be proper time to enjoy the beauty?
Can I get an idea to visit the different places how and when if I visit in Nov'13. what will be the total days. Since I am a working lady, I have to lake leave, hence want to plan earlier.Pls help.
Posted by Sukla Ray 1 year, 5 months ago
Very clear weather forecast.
Posted by Md.Malekuzzaman Khan 1 year, 11 months ago
pliz shillong wake up for the change !!!!
Posted by rahul roy 2 year, 10 months ago
Am lucky to be born in Shillong...I love and am Proud of my place "SHILLONG"
Posted by Remi 2 year, 10 months ago
shillong is the most beautiful place in the world
Posted by priyanka akhouri 3 year, 2 months ago

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